Johnny Depp will reportedly donate the $1 million settlement he won from Amber Heard after she lost the defamation suit to various charities.
Heard’s insurance company paid out the money, but the famous actor has already decided he doesn’t want to keep it for himself. Depp has opted to split up the settlement by donating $200,000 to five different charities, according to TMZ. The non-profits that will benefit from the donations are Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, the Tetiaroa Society and the Amazonia Fund Alliance, according to TMZ.
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Depp’s donations will span a variety of different efforts, including aiding sick children and providing housing for those in need.
Make-A-Film grants wishes to sick children from people in the film industry, including actors, directors and other entertainment heavyweights. Depp has worked on a short film with the association and has a personal connection with it.
The Painted Turtle, founded by actor Paul Newman, is a camp for children with serious medical conditions. The Tetiaroa Society was founded by “On The Waterfront” star Marlon Brando and works to preserve the Pacific island of Tetiaroa.
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Red Feather and Amazonia are dedicated to aiding the indigenous community by assisting them in keeping their heritage and culture alive, and passing traditions down to today’s youth. The foundation helps maintain shelters and sanctuaries to protect indigenous villages alive, according to TMZ. (RELATED: Amber Heard Makes Her Movie Comeback After Losing Court Battle Against Johnny Depp)
Depp was clear about his financial intentions during the court battle, and has consistently maintained that he was seeking the restoration of his name, not financial compensation.